Emma Cooke

Food and lifestyle blogger from Brisbane who loves healthy cooking; this is often conflicted by a fondness for sweets. I can be found on www.asplashofvanilla.com

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  • Carrot & sweet potato soup

    18th May 2017

    I made this impromptu soup today and it was so lovely; thick, creamy, rich, full of vegies yet surprisingly low in calories. Recipe for carrot & sweet potato soup: 1 x 20ml tblspn olive oil 1 x 20ml tblspn unsalted butter 1 tspn curry powder 1 medium brown onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 300g orange[read more...]

  • Banana cake

    13th May 2017

    This pretty cake is simple with only a few ingredients but turned out fluffy and soft with a great banana flavour.  A pretty dusting of snowy icing sugar makes it perfect for tea time. Recipe for banana cake: 1 1/2 cups plain flour (I used stoneground, unbleached, freshly milled flour) 1 1/2 tspns baking powder[read more...]

  • Singapore Noodles

    23rd March 2017

    Singapore noodles are one of my favourite things to eat; this dish was always something I’d buy as take away years ago if I felt like something spicy.  I’ve never made it though!  So last night I gave it a go and it was delicious. Recipe for Singapore noodles: 500g chicken breast fillets, sliced thinly (can swap 200g of[read more...]

  • Spicy pumpkin & date muffins

    21st March 2017

    I know, I sound like a complete knob asking people to use organic stoneground unbleached freshly milled plain flour but the reason for that is that I accidently purchased some online, thinking it was just regular old plain flour. Anyway, if you manage to get your hands on it, it’s a lovely, healthy flour which[read more...]

  • Baked gnocchi, meatball & mozzarella bake

    12th January 2017

    I think I must be quite mad because I made this on new year’s day for new year’s dinner – one of the hottest nights of the year quite possibly!  Anyway, obviously something stuffed full of meatballs, gnocchi, cherry toms and cheese baked in the oven is going to be wonderfully decadent.  We added a crusty baguette with[read more...]